Summer Start

Start your degree early by earning up to eight credit-hours during the summer before your first semester. Through Summer Start, you can
  • LIVE in the heart of campus
  • CONNECT with new students and student mentors
  • ENGAGE with faculty in smaller classes
  • EXPLORE academic and personal interests in a supportive environment
  • NAVIGATE campus in a relaxed setting

Summer Start is a unique opportunity for you to jump start your NC State undergraduate experience by taking summer session II classes before your fall semester in August. Summer Start is open to all new first year and transfer students (including international students).

Important Dates for Summer 2020

  • Program Dates: June 17 – July 29, 2020
  • Summer Move-In & Welcome Program: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • First-Year Orientation Session: Thursday, June 18 – Friday June 19, 2020
  • Transfer Orientation Session: Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Summer Classes Begin: Monday, June 22, 2020
  • Summer Final Exams: July 27 – July 28, 2020
  • Summer Move-Out: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Program Overview

From summer classes and living on campus to various programs and events, Summer Start has something to offer each new member of the Wolfpack. Learn more about the program that can help you jumpstart your NC State experience!

Academic Advising & Courses

Summer Start is a great way to adapt to the rigors of college academics, gain experience in college-level courses and start on the path towards graduation, all before the fall semester begins in August.  View sample schedules showing courses students in each college frequently take during Summer Start.

Expenses & Financial Aid

Learn more about expected costs associated with participation in the program, including housing, dining, and tuition, and potential financial aid options for the summer. NC State’s priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is March 1.


Housing & Dining

Both first-year and transfer students may live on-campus in a residence hall with other participants during Summer Start. Find out about the Summer Start housing options and move-in day.

New Student Orientation

New Student Programs offers an orientation session specific to Summer Start students and families.  First-Year students and families will attend on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19, 2020, while transfer students and families will attend on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Meet the Summer Start Mentors

During Summer Start, you’ll be paired with a Summer Start Mentor, a student who has experience on campus and will serve as an important resource and guide during your transition to NC State.


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